|About HEATH AND MY STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS ANCESTORS
THE MOORLAND POET GEORGE HEATH
Born the 9th March 1844 to the 5th May 1869 of Hall Gate Horton.
Friends with the artist Herbert Wilson Foster, The Rev. James Badnall of Endon Staffordshire.
The three Quaker Heath sisters of Horton Anne Heath married James Harrison, Jane Heath married
William Yardley and Margery Heath married Thomas Janney. With their families they emigrated to
Pennsylvania in the early 1680s.
Source: A History Of The Ancient Parish Of Leek by John Sleigh 1883
In 1516 Two Thomas Hethes and others gave facts about a murder. One of the accused had stayed at
Hugh Hethe's overnight. Accuracy agreed and sealed by the two Thomas Hethes William Heth and
In 1526 a group of men invaded the smithy including Hugh Heth of Horton.
In 1604 Robert Heath of Horton is referred to in the Quarter Sessions as a Alehouse Keeper. Is
this the Robert Heath living 1569 or the Robert Heath who died between 1619 and 1620 or is it
another Robert Heath?
There does not seem to be any definite genealogical links, as yet, between the various Heath
families of Horton and neighbouring areas.
ISAAC FINDLER 1809-1888 of Cheddleton Staffordshire artist of Daniel and the Lions dated 1846 is
held at the Staffordshire County Museum Collection Shrugborough. Isaac's main trade
was a Painter and decorator.
I would like to say thank you to Iris Johnson my mother who was very interested, and active in
the initial stages, after reading an article in the Evening Sentinel in 1986 about how to trace
your family in Staffordshire, wrote letters and meeting new relatives. Arthur Wood, George
Bowyer, Charlotte Bould, Harold Owen, Norah Proctor, Mary Cartlidge, Brian Endicott Morgan, Bruce
Shaak, Doreen Heath, Mary Turner, Gladys Winifred Oliver, Mary Breeze, Dennis Heath, and Peter Clive
Jackson all deceased, and also to the many other relatives, whom have contributed, since 1986.
I have gone to every effort to check accuracy on all entries on this site. Please contact me if
you have any doubts about odd items.
Updated the 11th July 2018.